Governor Warner Mansion. Home to the Governor of Michigan from 1905 to 1911. Born in Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England, Warner spent most of his life in Michigan. Warner was orphaned at three months of age and adopted by a family in Farmington. He attended the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). As a Farmington businessman and agriculturist, he established thirteen cheese factories. In 1920, he began serving as a Republican National Committeeman until his death 1923.